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Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and
Saturday.

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, December 21, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other week.

Register by December 14

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages) Do you sleep more during the winter? You're not alone, some of Missouri's critters take winter slumber to extreme levels. Some hibernate while others brumate. Come in to learn more about the sleepy animals living in this great state.

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Thinking of making the holidays a little greener this season? Then join us for one of the Discovery Center's holiday traditions. Learn to decorate using all native plants and trees. Fashion a festive holiday swag to hang using red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seeds and your imagination.

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by December 13

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line for each participant attending (ages 10+; ages 10–16 must be accompanied by a participating adult) Put away the smartphones, tablets and GPS receivers to learn to navigate through the woods the old school way…and have some real fun! This program will present the basics of topographic maps, a baseplate compass and how to use both tools to travel from point to point. Bring a water bottle and dress for trekking off trail.

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages) This winter we will be participating in the citizen scientist project ‘Project Feeder Watch’. Help us collect data that The Cornell Lab will use to track broad scale movements and populations of winter birds. Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours.

Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Have you ever wanted to learn more about Missouri birds? During the holiday break families are invited to take part in some free nature fun that is all about the feathered friends. Learn how to identify common backyard birds, go on a birding hike and make your own bird feeder. There will be fun for all ages!

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Have you ever wanted to learn more about Missouri birds? During the holiday break families are invited to take part in some free nature fun that is all about the feathered friends. Learn how to identify common backyard birds, go on a birding hike and make your own bird feeder. There will be fun for all ages!

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Have you ever wanted to learn more about Missouri birds? During the holiday break families are invited to take part in some free nature fun that is all about the feathered friends. Learn how to identify common backyard birds, go on a birding hike and make your own bird feeder. There will be fun for all ages!

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+) Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits.

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages) Craft up some fun using nature-made materials! Walk-in anytime between noon and 3 p.m. to complete two on-your-own crafts.

Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Register by December 28

Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Students will learn a variety of techniques for the art of fly tying. Students will make flies that catch fish as well as look good. The classes are progressive. If you miss one you will need to catch up before the next class. The classroom will be open one hour prior to each class for practice or questions. Class size is limited. Anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Date: Friday, January 4, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other Friday.

Register by January 4

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Missouri River Bird Observatory staff and Burr Oak Woods partner in an on-going project to identify and track the birds that come to our feeders each winter. From the resident chickadees and cardinals to the migrating juncos and sparrows, we capture, apply colored bands, and release these fascinating creatures. Once banded and recorded, you will be able to track individual birds through this and future seasons. This program is weather permitting.

Register by January 8

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult)
Squirrels seem to be everywhere stashing food all summer and fall. What kind of squirrely business are they up to now? Join us to find out what it’s like to be a squirrel in Missouri. Registration required for youngster only.

Register by January 8

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by January 9

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (families with children 6+)
Caves have fascinated both children and adults throughout time. The truth they tell is as incredible as the legends that have been created about them. Join us as we use hands–on activities to discover this hidden world in the Burr Oak Woods Portable Cave! Registration required for all family members attending.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Missouri’s squirrels seemed to be everywhere just months ago, but where are they now? Whether they are hiding from predators, planting trees, digging holes, or dodging cars, squirrels are always on the go. Discover the life of these adaptable and industrious mammals.

Register by January 18

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

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